Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On student plagiarism in the UK

From the Independent:

In one case, an international student who had been at a Chinese university for two years submitted a final year project which, after being run through a computer program, showed matches to submissions made at other universities. A panel determined it as plagiarism and failed the submission. The OIA ruled the finding was unsafe as the panel had only taken evidence from its chair and recommended she should be allowed to resubmit the project.

One would think evidence of "copying without attribution" speaks for itself.

The link on the computer program text was to


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